The Call and the Response

The Call and the Response

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In the aptly titled The Call and the Response, renowned philosopher and theologian Jean-Louis Chretien revisits a favorite theme: how human life is shaped by the experience of call and response, explored using art as a context.

For Chretien, art is about acts in response to what the artist sees or hears and how these acts provoke responses from viewers. Deeply spiritual and intellectual without being academic, his arguments are unique, in both style and content.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 144 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 15.24mm | 367.41g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • English
  • 0823222977
  • 9780823222971
  • 592,740

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Ably translated by Davenport, Chretien's monograph is a new entry in the controversy over "the religious turn" in recent French phenomenology. * -Theological Studies * ...Chretien is to be credited in his work overall and in The Call and the Response specifically for greatly promoting the interdisciplinary outreach for phenomenology in an age where it has been overshadowed by the looming prescence of postmodern and post-structural thought. * -Journal of Phenomenological *
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About Jean-Louis Chretien

Jean-Louis Chretien teaches philosophy at the University of Paris IV. His books, as translated into English, include The Unforgettable and the Unhoped For (Fordham
University Press, 2002), Hand to Hand (Fordham University Press, 2003), and The Call and the Response (Fordham University Press, 2004). He is one of the coeditors of Phenomenology and the "Theological Turn": The French Debate (Fordham University Press, 2000), as well as the author of the follow-up volume Phenomenology "Wide Open": After the French Debate (Fordham University Press, 2005).

Anne A. Davenport teaches humanities at Boston College.
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